Late night walks along the 86 tram route are about to get a whole lot more colourful. For ten straight nights, the Gertrude Street Projection Festival will light up Fitzroy, as walls, shopfronts, footpaths and even tree trunks are transformed into eye-catching works of art.
The festival runs July 10-19, with projections on display from 6pm to midnight. More than 35 sites along the street will be illuminated, from Smith Street to the Carlton Gardens. As you stroll up and down the block, keep your eyes peeled for works by Arika Waulu, Robert Jordan and Jemila MacEwan, as well as a roving live performance piece from the team at Uprising Theatre.
You’ll also be able to catch live music, video installations, industry panels and more indoors at The Catfish, which for the third year in a row will play host to the Projection Festival Hub. It’ll also be the site of both the opening and closing night parties, the latter of which happens to be robot-themed. And yes, homemade costumes are encouraged.
For more information about the Gertrude Street Projection Festival, visit www.gspf.com.au
Images: Chris Phutully via Wikicommons and Gertrude Street Projection Festival.